Annual Conference Optional Activities

Registration for the optional events is now closed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amanda Brazeau at

Are you interested in exploring downtown Montreal, taking part in a memorable experience and networking with colleagues in a casual, fun environment?  CIRI has organized the following activities for you and your companions to take part in and expand your 2012 Annual Conference experience. All optional events take place on Sunday morning.

Guided Bike Tour of Montreal

Take the pulse of Montreal during a leisurely bike ride through the neighborhoods at the heart of the city. A professional guide will show you the main highlights and will also let you discover more intimate locations of Montreal throughout Sunday morning. During your tour, you will stop at “St- Viateur Bagel” to taste the world's best bagels! Since 1957, this legendary bakery is part of the city's culture and of Montrealers' everyday living. Fees of $55 (plus tax) include bikes, helmets, locks, a map and a professional guide. No previous experience is required.  

Landmarks and sites visited: Old-Port, Latin Quarter, La Fontaine Park, Le Plateau Mont-Royal Park (just the entrance), Business District and Old-Montreal   

Grand Prix Canada – General Admittance to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

Joins tens of thousands of fans and take in the Grand Prix Canada atmosphere by visiting the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve the morning of the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix race. Fees of $135 (plus taxes) include round-trip transportation and general admission entrance to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Although the race does not take place until 2:00pm there are a number of kiosks, vendors, races and the drivers’ parade to enjoy on-site during the morning. Please note that you will be able take advantage of many of the kiosks on-site which will provide many food and beverage options; however, lunch is not included in the above fee.       

16th Annual CIRI Golf Tournament - Sold Out!

Participants will depart the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth early on Sunday morning to enjoy the 16th Annual CIRI Golf Tournament.  Fees of $175 (plus tax) per person include round-trip transportation, green fees, golf carts, a light breakfast and a boxed lunch.  Participants will have the opportunity to golf with colleagues at the Club de Golf de l’Île de Montréal (CGIM). This venue features two great courses, The Ireland and The Island.  

The Ireland

A par 70 of 7180 yards of greenery and dunes, this course, typically Irish Links, is unique in Canada. This authentic Links course without water obstacle (except for hole 12), dunes reaching 50 feet in height, 71 pot bunkers, and several varieties of fescues and wild flowers, will bring you the feeling of being in Ireland. It is an unforgettable golf experience.              

The Island

This championship courses is a par 70 of 6603 yards. Bushes, marshy spaces, water obstacles, splendid reeds, wild flowers and a superb variety of mature trees characterize this course. The course is as much a pleasure for the eyes as a challenge to those who like to play with smoothness and precision.

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